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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2017, 03:55:43 PM »
Have you thought about using an expanding arbor, Scott? Here's what it looks like: http://amzn.to/2ofRkcf
It's designed to expand and hold a workpiece in a lathe, but it might do what you need.
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2017, 01:30:44 AM »
Mr. Hoosier Daddy, since you have been cavorting with mr. james beam, I feel it is my duty to recommend Mr. Evan Williams as an alternative.  Black label (least expensive, and their flagship brand), or their white label (bottled in bond, 100 proof) are both excellent value bourbons, and IMHO are far superior to JB white.


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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2017, 10:15:39 AM »
Mr. Hoosier Daddy, since you have been cavorting with mr. james beam, I feel it is my duty to recommend Mr. Evan Williams as an alternative.  Black label (least expensive, and their flagship brand), or their white label (bottled in bond, 100 proof) are both excellent value bourbons, and IMHO are far superior to JB white.


Not often, but a visit to the Creek, Knob Creek is always restful!

I just visited Knob Creek last weekend. Not the way you probably mean, but an actual, physical visit. It wasn't quiet there by any stretch of the imagination! :D
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2017, 12:51:32 PM »
After occasional stewing on this one, I started back in. It had become obvious this gun was a "Bitsa" (Bits a this and Bits a that).  ::)
 The Pump tube was dented, the original finished pump arm was cracked half way, and that stock! Oh my, the stock had been broken, repaired, primered grey, then painted black. Gloss black paint was on the insides and the section of epoxy in the photos was just a thin shell where the was a chunk of wood missing. I mixed up some epoxy and used a Modelers trick called "Micro-baloons" to patched it up solid on the inside. I glued and clamped the pump arm then set it all aside.

 I had pulled out the pump rod and have been searching for something that was a snug fit inside the pump tube to help remove the dent. Conduit, pipe, broom sticks, nothing fit. Either too big or too loose to use as a mandrel to help keep the round form.
 I was out in the shop wrenching this week and when I saw my deep well sockets, it gave me an idea. I went in, grabbed the pump tube and found a Craftsman chrome deep-well 9/16 was a good fit. I put a long 3/8 extension in the socket backwards and slid it in, got to the dent and it stopped!
 There is a slight taper  on the edge of the socket to act as a "lead-in", so I took my small ball-peen hammer and tapped it in until the dent was just past the edge of the socket. Then used a wooden dowel in the linkage slot and tapped it back out.... Repeated several times and it started moving easier.
 I left it in place the last time and gently hammered around the edge of the dent and along the slot that was distorted from the previous owners pry-job to straighten it all out. Not hard enough to put a bunch of small dents in the brass, just enough to round it back out one final bit.
 EURIKA! You can now barely see the damage and most important the pump rod slides in and out nice-n-easy!

 So today after everything has cured for a week, I got out the stripper removed the rest of the grey primer off the stock and and took the original finish off the pump arm.pump arm. A couple of sanding sessions with 220, and it is all looking pretty good. I will use some wood filler in the odd small places, give it a bit and hit it with fine sand paper, then give her a coat of the Ebony stain later today.



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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2017, 02:18:32 PM »
Oh yeah.... I see potential. What you going to finish up with... Tru-oil? Tung-oil? Ole English? or just another round of Beam?
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2017, 02:21:08 PM »
BTW.... Betty Lou has had a Tupperware bowl of watermelon and 2 jars of cherries soaking in good ole Alabama creek water in the back of the fridge for a couple weeks. She don't think I noticed.... I have a feeling this weekend is about to get a bit fruity.
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2017, 02:35:47 PM »
I got a brand new bottle of Tru-Oil still in the wrapper to split between this C9 and the ol' FWB I picked up.
Glad I read the directions on the wood-filler. It says to stain the wood first. It must prevent the stain from soaking in if used on raw wood.
So, I got out the stain and slathered it up. Turns out the can I had thought was Min-wax "Ebony" was actually "Exprsso"... let it soak a bit then wiped it off. Deep, Dark, Brown... not black.  8)
Too windy to shoot today so I gotta occupy myself somehow.

But now hearing about that moonstruck fruit.... makes me thirsty. ;)
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2017, 02:38:46 PM »
I got a brand new bottle of Tru-Oil still in the wrapper to split between this C9 and the ol' FWB I picked up.
Glad I read the directions on the wood-filler. It says to stain the wood first. It must prevent the stain from soaking in if used on raw wood.
So, I got out the stain and slathered it up. Turns out the can I had thought was Min-wax "Ebony" was actually "Exprsso"... let it soak a bit then wiped it off. Deep, Dark, Brown... not black.  8)
Too windy to shoot today so I gotta occupy myself somehow.

But now hearing about that moonstruck fruit.... makes me thirsty. ;)
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2017, 02:56:53 PM »
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2017, 04:09:44 PM »
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2017, 08:49:35 PM »
Vairthane would have been another option. On the stock, not the cherries😄.
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2017, 09:15:44 PM »
Never too old for this Dog to learn new tricks Decker.
I just looked it up on http://www.rustoleum.com interesting.
If I run across it locally I'll pick some up and next time I'll try the Varathane.
Thanks!
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2017, 09:28:50 PM »
"Buy it they said......it'll be *fun*, they said......"
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2017, 02:33:47 AM »
At least you'll get to use it! My idiot liquid buddy Jack ordered shooting sticks from Amazon and Midway a few months back, but has yet to figure out how to shoot two sniper rifles at once  :o
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2017, 09:57:17 AM »
Appreciate the effort on getting that gun back and running.  I too like to give new life to the neglected tools of varying types.  The fun part is trying to improve on a already great design, if only I had a lathe and drillpress. ;D
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2017, 10:55:10 AM »
Again with that list of airguns...... I think you need to unplug the internet when you bust out the gin and tonic there Missie..

I use the gin to help me get me through arthritis pain so I can click on buy or place an order. :P

haha! Lololol :D
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2017, 11:29:50 AM »
Well the 2 coats of Tru-oil on this had a week to cure,  Being this is a repaired stock I wasn't going overboard on the sheen, Just something to seal it. You can see the repairs but in all honesty it doesn't look too shabby.
 Cleaned up, lightly lubed, and reassembled... Just in time for it to start sprinkling rain outside.
I was able to take her out and squeezed off a half dozen shots and these two photo's before the downpour set in.
 Dumps all of 8 pumps and shoots 30 yrds with a solid "whack" onto the target. Maybe I'll get a break in the rain and be able to sight it in later today.




« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 11:50:11 AM by Hoosier Daddy »
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Crosman: PC77, 2300KT, 1740

Rifles
Beeman: RS2 Silver Kodiak, (SAG) AR2078-B
Benjamin: 312 (pre '57), 342 ('72), 392P ('93), 392PA ('15), Maximus
Crosman: Genesis NP .22, Quest 1000X, Raven (Grand-kids), 3rd gen 160
Gamo: Recon (Grandkids X2)
Sheridan: C Blue Streak ('85), C9 Blue Streak ('92) and a Co2 Model F (90)
Feinwerkbau: FWB 300S ('80)
Xisico: XS60C .22

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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2017, 11:50:11 AM »
you couldn't have done better for $70. 
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2017, 12:03:14 PM »
Good job, Scott! Looks great!
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Re: I think I stepped in it this time...
« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2017, 12:24:54 PM »
Inspirational.
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